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'Routes in Arabia' [‎115] (148/852)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (425 folios). It was created in 1915. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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R oute N o . 31— concld.
The type of country traversed is the same in both cases. The
itinerary is as follows :—•
No. of stage
and total
32 m.*
See Route No. 31.
General direction
south-west. At mile 11
Bisaitin; see Route
22 m.
No. 31.
At mile 12i,tho camping-ground and wells of Muwaih.
At mile 13|, the Baraiman wells lie off the track about 1
mile to the south-east.
At Khuwainij are the ruins of a Turkish fort, on the east
side of which, at a distance of only a few yards, is a well of good
water about 15 feet deep.
2 HOFCF •• 22 m. South-west to Jish-
shah at mile 13, and
44 mi thence due west to end
of stage.
At Jishshah the main route is joined.
lii, Be®
ROUTE No. 31.
44: miles. % days.
Authority and to.—Captain G. E. Leacliman. Decem
ber 1912.
General Description.
Gulf and Al-Hasa.
-The shortest route between the Persian
An escorted caravan of 500'—1,000 camels
*' Jn the Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. Gazetteer this distance ™ var j™ sl y a * 22 mil ** and
18 miles. The former would appear the more correct.—L, ^

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This volume contains descriptions of the 'more important of the known routes in Arabia proper' produced by the General Staff in Simla, India. It is divided up as follows:

Part I - Routes in North-Eastern, Eastern, and Southern Arabia.

Part II - Routes in South-Western, Western, and North-Western Arabia.

Part III - Miscellaneous Routes in Mesopotamia.

Appendix A - Information about Routes etc in the Rowanduz District by Abdullah Pasha, Hereditary Chief of Rowanduz and ex-official of the Turkish Government.

Appendix B - Information relating to Navigation etc of the Tigris between Mosul and Baghdad supplied by our Raftsmen.

The volume contains a Glossary of Arabic Terms used in the route descriptions and a map of Arabia with the routes marked on it.

Extent and format
1 volume (425 folios)

Divided into three sections as outlined in the scope and content.

The file contains a contents page that lists all of the routes included on folios 6-13 and uses the original printed pagination system.

Physical characteristics

Condition: A bound, printed volume.

Foliation: The file's foliation sequence commences at the front cover and terminates at the inside back cover; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. Please note that f 424 is housed inside f 425.

Pagination: The volume also contains an original printed pagination sequence.

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